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Address: Franschhoek, South Africa
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Time to reflect and enjoy the surroundings

Franschhoek is worth the drive from Cape Town for a number of different reasons - you might want to taste some wines or ride the Tram you might want to drive through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Michael C
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Franschhoek is worth the drive from Cape Town for a number of different reasons - you might want to taste some wines or ride the Tram you might want to drive through the Pass you might want to indulge in some fine chocolates Simply there are many activities and things to do that will make your trip to Franschhoek worthwhile... More 

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to visiting this facility due to our family histories but were disappointed. The apparent lack of funding is clearly visible by the general appearance. It certainly has lost its former glory. There is also no connection between the monument and the museum, surely a good marketing campaign would be to offer one ticket for both venues?... More 

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Thank Hill_Belle
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The video explaining the history of the Huguenote was very good. Pity that we where not allowed to take pictures inside the museum. Prices in the little shop was so good, the only place that see to our South Africans buying with Rands and not dollors. They had items for R20 which was sold at the waterfonts for R210. Need... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Really impressive collection of artifacts, furniture and paintings as well as documents ant personal stuff from the beginnings of Franschoek. well worth an hour or so of meandering through the collections. Be careful of the clean glass "doors in the tea room!

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Thank Roly A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The Huguenot Memorial Monument and Museum is a must if you are in Franschhoek. It is a beautiful monument and has so much meaning to the French people who came to South Africa.

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Thank 18rusty
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

It doesn't look impressive from a distance but the closer you get the more spectacular it appears - moreso on a beautiful day. That said what made it for me was the story of the oppressed huguenots as set out in the adjacent museum - find out about them BEFORE you visit the monument. They were harshly treated in the... More 

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Thank Steve T
Sandton, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

During our stay in Franschoek, we kept on passing the monument. I said to myself, as a person of this country I must go and look, well, what a nice surprise, loved it, to see some of my ancestors surnames on the sundial made me realize I have French history. A must see for every South African

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Thank ant0n7
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A sobering reminder of South Africa's history told through the experiences of real people. The stories are gripping and yet beautifully told...

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Thank ilovecappuccino
Cookeville, Tennessee
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Walked by here by accident on the way to the drug store. Lovely grounds and a nice stop. Took a few photos

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Thank EARHf
Cape Town, South Africa
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I was rather surprised to find that we not only had to pay to visit the Museum but once again to visit the Monument which is on the same property. I understand the need to raise funds for upkeep etc. but surely your ticket should be valid for both?

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